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HANOVER, VA—Police are asking for help to identify the man who robbed a Hanover County convenience store early Tuesday morning. It happened around 5:15 a.m. at a convenience store located in the 6500More >>
Police have arrested a man in connection with the early Tuesday morning robbery a Hanover County convenience store.More >>
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DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) - A man accused of killing a Virginia State Police trooper is facing more charges. Russell E. Brown of Chesterfield had been charged with capital murder, attempted capital murderMore >>
A man accused of killing a Virginia State Police trooper is facing more charges. More >>
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BERLIN (AP) -- Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted effortsMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:12 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:12:22 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Commonwealth University is getting grant money to study new ways to treat nicotine dependence. The Richmond school says it has received a multi-year grant totaling moreMore >>
Virginia Commonwealth University is getting grant money to study new ways to treat nicotine dependence.More >>
LOUISA, VA –Two young girls attacked by a rabid beaver in Lake Anna have been released from the hospital and are receiving the rabies vaccine.
The two sisters, ages 11 and eight, are receiving the rabies vaccine after they were attacked and bitten by a rabid beaver in the Sorbie Cove area of Lake Anna in Louisa County on Sunday.
The beaver had been shot and killed when authorities arrived on scene. Police then turned the beaver over to the health department, which confirmed the animal had rabies.
An attack is uncommon, according to officials. In the last 10 years, there have only been 12 reported cases of rabid positive beavers.
But the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said it's more difficult to identity rabies in some animals than others.
"It's tough with beavers, because often times they're going to be in the water," said Megan Kirchgessner with DVM.
To help protect yourself, officials say there a few things swimmers and boaters can look for.
"Sometimes the dam will really be a big tip off that they're in beaver territory, so it might be a good idea if you're swimming around and you see a beaver dam, maybe move the boat down a little bit, just to make sure you're not in that territory," said Kirchgessner.